For the first time in slightly over a month, Geno Atkins was wearing pads at a Bengals practice.
That’s right, Atkins (shoulder) was limited once again on Thursday afternoon, but all signs point to him making his 2020 debut in some capacity.
Atkins was not alone. Mackensie Alexander (ribs/hamstring) and Michael Jordan (knee) were both limited as well. Alexander missed Wednesday’s practice entirely, but Jordan at least practiced that day. It’s a positive sign for Alexander to play on Sunday, but both situations should continue to be monitored.
Darius Phillips (knee) was also limited on Wednesday but got in a full practice on Thursday, which is obviously good news. A.J. Green, Carlos Dunlap, and Mike Daniels all practiced as well after getting Wednesday off, but Daniels was limited. He’s likely still being eased back into things after his groin injury caused him to miss part of Week 1 and all of Week 2.
All of these players could very well play on Sunday, but that doesn’t look like the case for Logan Wilson (concussion). Wilson has now missed two practices this week and unless he returns fully on Friday, he’s likely going to be out for Sunday’s game.
Bengals Injury Report
The Jaguars look relatively healthy as well, but DT Abry Jones did miss practice today with an ankle injury. C Brandon Linder (knee) has now missed both practices this week and appears unlikely to play at all.
Reserve DT Daniel Ekuale was limited on Thursday with an ankle injury as well. RG A.J. Cann (illness), S Andrew Wingard (core muscle), and reserve S Brandon Watson (knee) all returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday.